Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,311,828

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,311,828

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 223,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 16,301,023

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13110 records found.